'Fancy corndogs' and other fried treats at Reading Terminal Market

Corndog at Fox & Son Fancy Corndogs, Reading Terminal Market.

Chèvre think about running your own business? 

It occurred to Rebecca Foxman and Ezekial Ferguson, who became fast friends over goat cheese specialties while managing the Valley Shepherd Creamery & Meltkraft Grilled Cheese stall at Reading Terminal Market.

They set out on their own nearby with an idea of their own called Fox & Son Fancy Corndogs.

The stand - whose made-to-order menu features topped or plain corn dogs (pork and beef, vegan, kosher, and turkey), fries and poutine, funnel cake, stuffed potatoes, and cheese curds from Birchrun Hills Farm - opened last week in a part of the former Reading Terminal home of Salumeria.

Fox & Son got an early boost from GlutenFreePhilly, which observed that the entire menu - even the funnel cake - naturally passes muster. The shop serves fountain drinks from Tractor Soda Co., which bills its syrups as organic and non-GMO.

The name is a portmanteau of their last names, and they spell corndog as one word to reflect Philly's traditional spelling of cheesesteak.

Foxman, a Culinary Institute of America alumna, and Ferguson, who before Valley Shepherd worked for DiBruno Bros. for 13 years, are joined in the venture by Foxman classmate Kevin Kwan, an Atlanta-based hospitality vet.